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Mission San Jose

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Address: 6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, TX 78214
Phone Number: 210 229 4770
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Getting married
Description: Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five...
Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five San Antonio missions, is best known for its rose window. On Sundays, this Texas and U.S. National historic site offers a mariachi mass.
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A Rare Old Treasure

The Mission San Jose was an incredible place to visit. it was built in 1720, fell into ruins and was rebuilt into its present state in the 1930's. The architecture is striking and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The Mission San Jose was an incredible place to visit. it was built in 1720, fell into ruins and was rebuilt into its present state in the 1930's. The architecture is striking and lovely. there is a beautiful little chapel with very old statuary that is in use but you may walk through. the grounds are lovely and well maintained.... More 

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Easley, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Very interesting historic site. We really enjoyed going to all 4 of the missions. They're very close to one another so it's not hard to do in a day or less.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Mission. Rode the B Bike to all four on the Mission Trail. All Missions are interesting, but the first two are the largest and most interesting!!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The mission tells the story of the Spanish missionaries who came to 'save' the indigenous population of South Texas. It has, in addition to the remains of the mission, a museum, gift shop and theatre.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

San Jose is the largest of the missions in San Antonio. Five acres are open for wandering and taking great pictures. The park rangers are very good at what they do, and the church is still an active place of worship. It is fascinating to step back three hundred years in time. A peaceful place very worth seeing.

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San Marcos, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Wear a hat or take a umbrella + bottle of water---lovely place to explore but requires walking quiet a lot. History echos throughout.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was our second trip to Mission San Jose with out of state guests. In both cases we all agreed that the tour was outstanding. The restoration of the missions (primarily by the federal WPA program) resulted in a place that seems to provide a real feel for the history as well as the daily life there. The tour guides... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful mission. It's large and two of my friends kept saying it'd be a beautiful site for a wedding, though I don't know if that's an option. It does take you back to the 18th century.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

To walk the paths that indignious people walked over 300 years ago, was amazing! To see what the Natives built with no engineering background was breath taking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Hop on or off the trolley to spend time at different spots. The mission was a slice of history. The expansive grounds included a visitor's center. A short video was a good introduction.

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Address: 6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, TX 78214
Phone Number: 210 229 4770
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Harlandale

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